Edmund Pittman Comments on Tenant Strategies in Disputes Involving Nonpayment of Rent

January 8, 2021

McGuireWoods partner Edmund Pittman contributed to a Dec. 23, 2020, Law360 story about commercial landlord concerns over potential tenant wins in rent forgiveness or rent abatement disputes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The story addressed how more and more shopping center tenants are looking at the co-tenancy provisions in their leases to justify nonpayment of rent during the pandemic. Pittman noted that some leases allow shopping center tenants not to pay rent if the shopping center is closed.